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R.G. Carter's service in Civil War  

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Four Brothers in Blue; or, Sunshine and Shadows of the War of the Rebellion: A True Story of the Great Civil War from Bull Run to Appomattox

Carter, Robert Goldthwaite


Press of Gibson Bros., Inc



xiii, [1], 509 pp. Frontispiece with photo-montage of portraits. (4to) 27x16.5 cm (10¾x6½), blue cloth lettered in gilt on front cover & spine. First Edition.

Rare reminiscences of service in the Civil War by four provided, noted by Nevins as "Singularly unique, for this volume is composed largely of the letters from the field of four Massachusetts brothers; all served in the Army of the Potomac." The author, Robert G. Carter, later served in the Indian wars of the west, and wrote a number of scarce and sought-after accounts of those experiences. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by, apparently, James Walker Benét, dated New York, 22.12.13. James was the son of Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benét, and father of author Stephen Vincent Benét, who wrote the Civil War epic poem, John Brown's Body, among other works. J.W. Benét was a lifelong army officer before his retirement in 1921. Provenance: Thomas Benét, grandson of James Walker Benét and son of Stephen Vincent Benét.

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Rubbing to spine ends and corners, some other wear, cover gilt dull; very good overall.

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